Assembled by Maternation
June lst, 2017
A powerful vehicle bomb has hit the
diplomatic area at he Afghan capital,
Kabul, killing at least so people and
it struck near Square in he heavily
tainted none, with civilians said to be he
The morning blast created a
massive crater and blew out windows and
doors hundreds of metres away.
the Taliban have denied carrying out he
attack. There has been no word so for from
miscalled Islamic State.
sch groups have been behind recent
attacks in he country.
The BBC has said hat Mohammad Nair,
a driver tor he corporation’: Afghan
service, died in he explosion.
The bomb went all at about 08: 25 local
time (03: 55 GMT) during rush hour at he
Makeshift ambulances carried wounded
away tram the scene, as ironic relatives
gathered bath at the
perimeter of the blast site and later at
hospitals to try to locate loved ones.
Images showed dozens at blackened and
burned out cars. More than 50 vehicles
Bush Muhamid a spokesman tar Kabul
police, told Reuters news agency the
explosion had taken place close to he
German embassy but added it was
hard to say what the exact target is".
There are many other key buildings in he
area, including he presidential palace
and a numbered embassies, including he
Some reports say he bomb was in a lorry
one western diplomatic
source told Agents it was
packed with more hm at
The Mcs Harm in Kabul says
questions are already being asked about
how the vehicle could have penetrated
such G heavily fortified area, with its am
it oft) high blast walls, to carry out the
deadliest attack in the capital in years.
Initial reports suggest civilians bore the
brunt of the casualties.
The interior ministry has called on residents
to donate blood, saying here was a "dire
One local shop owner, Stayed Rahman,
told Reuters his store was badly damaged,
adding: "I have never seen such a terrible
explosion in my Gs."
Another resident, Abdul wahid, raid the
MC he blast "was liked heavy
Afghan President said he
strongly condemned he cowardly attack
in the holy month at Ramadan targeting
innocent civilians in their daily life".
German/ s Gabriel called he
Indian PM Varandra Mod also mooted his
condemnation, saying: "Our thoughts are
with he families attire deceased & prayers
with the Muted."
A Pakistani Foreign Office statement
denounced the attack, saying: "Pakistan,
being a victim of terrorism, understands
he pain and agony that such incidents
inflict upon people and society."
PORNHUB POSTS PUTIN CRITIC ALEXEY NASALLY’ S
FILM ONLINE AFTER
RUSSIAN COURT BANS IT
Pornhub uploaded a documentary critical
of top Russian officials alter a Russian
court ruled against its creator, with
corruption dagger Alexey , and
told him to take the film down. The video,
which alleges corruption among top
Russian officials, ran an Pornhub under
he title "Russian Corrupted Politician
The production is deemed ","
while the largely consists at a
formally dressed discussing
images of yachts and promos ranked
After the upload, Pornhub reached outta
Novelty on Russian social media site
vkontakte, letting him know he can post
more clips to its site, Novelty, one of the
Russian opposition' s most
figureheads, was quick to respond.
Thank you," he posted in response to
Pointstoo. n will not be deleting it anyway.
He hen, however, pitched Pornhub he
idea at hem remaking he documentary in
their "relevant genre."
This will help many citizens realize what
corrupt officials do to he people at Russia,"
The documentary focused in particular on
Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, although
businessman Alisha was the one
who sued in court. The him
alleged hat hrough contacts with wealthy
businessmen and the use of numerous
fronts, way has managed to control
significant luxury assets in Russia and
abroad. do has dismissed the
charges as Fabrication.
him quickly amassed millions of
views on Youtube and helped the blower
launch the biggest
protests in over haw decade in March.
that some month, mamas approval
rating hit an allanime low,
Russia has sporadically blacklisted
Pornhub and other large porn sites. The
adult video site responded in September
by offering Russia' s communication watch-
dog a premium account if it was unblocked.
The restrictions were lifted in April, and this
week one official tram he watchdog camp-
larned that Pornhub had not honored its
and at he bargain.
BOMB KILLS 80 IN KABUL
The Taliban and the miscalled Islamic state in
Afghanistan are the main suspects.
However, the Taliban quickly issued a
statement denying involvement.
spokesman said he
group condemned enlargened attacks hat
caused civilian casualties.
Afghanistan' s IS said it was behind a suicide
bomb attack this month on a Note convoy
hat was passing he Us embassy in Kabul.
At least eight civilians were killed.
It has made no comment so for on the latest
When announcing he start of their major
spring offensive last month, the Taliban said
their main Focus would be foreign forces,
targeting them with ct mix of conventional,
guerrilla, insider and suicide attacks.
The Us has about 3, 400 troops in
Afghanistan, with another 5, 000 from Nata
The Pentagon has reportedly pressed
President Donald Trump to send housings
more troops back to the country to try to
counter gains by he Taliban. More than a
third of the country is now said to be outside
Afghan government control.